Michigan’s weekend includes new 2018 commit, bowling lessons, impressed visitors

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Taylor Upshaw newest commit, more sought

Michigan didn’t come out on top on the scoreboard against Ohio State last weekend, but the Wolverines did well off the field with the recruits they brought in for visits.

Defensive end Taylor Upshaw became the 16th player to commit to Michigan’s 2018 class when he announced his choice Friday night. Upshaw is a 6-foot-5, 240-pound 3-star prospect, according to the 247Sports composite. He is the son of Regan Upshaw, who played 10 seasons in the NFL.

Upshaw previously had committed to Florida, but the firing of coach Jim McElwain prompted Upshaw to reopen his recruitment. Dan Mullen was hired Monday to replace McElwain.

The Wolverines spent the weekend working hard to add more players to the class as they hosted top targets that included defensive linemen Tyler Friday (shown below with Michigan director of recruiting Matt Dudek) and Eyabi Anoma, athlete Talanoa Hufanga and wide receiver JaMarr Chase.

Chase, like Upshaw, previously was committed to Florida. He changed his mind regarding the Gators this month and many analysts believe his choice will come down to Michigan and TCU. Chase announced on his Twitter feed Sunday that he’ll visit TCU on Dec. 16. That came shortly after he released his official visit photos in maize and blue.

Near Pick-6 for Gemon Green

You can check out our Land of 10 Michigan weekly roundup of how Wolverines commits did last weekend here. Highlights included offensive tackle Jalen Mayfield and his Grand Rapids Catholic Central team winning its second straight Michigan Division 4 state title.

Gemon and German Green helped DeSoto win the Texas Class 6A Division 2 state championship last season. The Eagles’ quest for a second consecutive title ended Saturday night in a 33-15 loss to Southlake Carroll. Things might have been a little different if this 19-yard interception return for a touchdown by Gemon Green hadn’t been called back because of a penalty on the opposite side of the field.

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